From the event site:
“Accel Partners is proud to host its thought-leading Big Data Conference at Stanford University on May 9, 2012. This conference plans to go beyond today’s excitement and uncover the future disruptive ideas and technology trends in Big Data. This one day, forward-thinking event will feature a series of panels and fireside chats with leading entrepreneurs, researchers and IT leaders in the Big Data ecosystem, all of whom will discuss the next big technology trends, business opportunities and what new applications, products and services are being created by the growth of Big Data.
Big Data is transforming all industries and markets, resulting in innovation in infrastructure, data management platforms and a wide range of software applications and services – i.e. data analytics, business intelligence, collaboration, mobile, vertical applications and many more. Accel strongly believes that several innovative multi-billion companies will emerge from this Big Data ecosystem.
The Big Data Conference will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, data analysts & scientists, startups, CIOs and IT professionals. Conference will begin promptly at 10:00am and conclude at 5:00pm, with a cocktail reception to follow.”